Monday, December 12, 2016

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress - Kabane

I don't watch much anime, but every once in a while one catches my interest. Because of my love for Attack on Titan, I decided to watch Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. I'm halfway through the series and honestly, I think I like it better than Attack on Titan. Here's the premise:

On the island country Hinomoto, humans hide themselves in fortresses called "stations" against the threat of zombie-like beings with steel hearts known as "Kabane." Only armored locomotives known as "Hayajiro" go between the stations.

The only way to kill the kabane is by piercing their glowing hearts. Unfortunately, they're covered in a thin layer of iron.

The anime is very cinematic, which is why I went with cinematic unisystem. I'll probably do an All Flesh Must Be Eaten classic unisystem version too eventually. Side note,  I've come to realize that cinematic unisystem is actually a great system to use for an anime-esque game.

Name: Kabane (Corpse)
Motivation: All Flesh Must Be Eaten
Critter Type: Zombie
Attributes: Str 4, Dex 4, Con 4, Int 1, Per 2, Will 1
Ability Scores: Muscle 14, Combat 13, Brains 9
Life Points: 38 Drama Points: 0-1
Special Abilities: Armor 5 (heart only)Minor Vulnerability (Heart), Resilience (Angel pg 203), Kabane Virus*
Name                   Score   Damage               Notes
Bite                          13          9                  Slash/stab; target must be grappled
Grapple                    13          -                   Resisted by dodge

*Anytime a mortal is bit by a kabane, he must make a Willpower (doubled) roll with a  penalty of -3. If failed (and the victim is still alive), he slowly loses 1 Life Point a hour until he dies. At this point he becomes a kabane. If the infection is stopped within the first minute (via amputation or other means), the person may be cured or even become a kabaneri (demi-corpse)


  1. Cool. I Am going to have to check this out.

    1. It's a really cool series. I watched it in two sittings.